subsequence

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[ suhb-si-kwuhns ]
/ ˈsʌb sɪ kwəns /

noun

the state or fact of being subsequent.
a subsequent occurrence, event, etc.; sequel.

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Origin of subsequence

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First recorded in 1490–1500; subsequ(ent) + -ence

Definition for subsequence (2 of 2)

subsequence2
[ suhb-see-kwuhns ]
/ ˈsʌbˌsi kwəns /

noun Mathematics.

a sequence obtained from a given sequence by selecting terms from it and placing them in the order in which they occur in it.

Origin of subsequence

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First recorded in 1940–45; sub- + sequence
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Example sentences from the Web for subsequence

  • Let us now disturb the señor behind the bar for a subsequence of the red wine.'

British Dictionary definitions for subsequence

subsequence
/ (ˈsʌbsɪkwəns) /

noun

the fact or state of being subsequent
a subsequent incident or occurrence
(ˌsʌbˈsiːkwəns) maths a sequence derived from a given sequence by selecting certain of its terms and retaining their order. Thus, 2, a 3 > is a subsequence of 1, a 2, a 3 >, while 3, a 2 > is not